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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Security

Specialty Focus: Healthcare Security

Education: Bachelor of Science , Northern Michigan University

Years in Practice: 19


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Tom has worked in the healthcare field since 1981. During this time, he held positions in a variety of healthcare facilities including a community hospital, inner city medical center, and a large teaching university-based health care system. These organizations provided a variety of experiences working with many different healthcare security models including contract security, proprietary security, and an in-house police department. In addition to these experiences, Tom has worked as an associate consultant with Healthcare Security Consultants, Inc., and other consulting firms providing expert witness services and consultations. He is now President and Principal Consultant at Healthcare Security Consultants, Inc. During his career, Tom has held many different local offices in professional security and safety organizations and is a past President of the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS). Tom chaired an IAHSS Task Force creating Security Design Guidelines for Health Care Facilities followed up by a membership on the 2014 Facilities Guidelines Institute (FGI) Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities. This FGI work broke ground for the inclusion of IAHSS Security Design Guidelines within the FGI framework, which many states and The Joint Commission rely on for guidance in new construction and renovation of healthcare facilities. Tom is a founding member and past Chairman of the IAHSS Guidelines Council and led the 2020 Design Guidelines update Taskforce. He is a member of the ASIS Healthcare Security Council and The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) Editorial Advisory Group. Tom is a subject matter contributor to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children Guidelines on Prevention of and Response to Infant Abductions, and HCPro’s BHS Advisory Board.